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thing? >> go home and see my wife. >> korean war veteran merrill newman is finally a free man once again. there you saw him in china. he's looking forward to a long awaited reunion after more than a month in captive. they finally released the 85-year-old. his plane just landed. north korea held him for alleged hostile acts during the korean war. north korea released a video of him confessing to war crimes. hello, everybody. i'm in washington with a breaking news this hour. live at los angeles with the very latest upon his return and where we hope he will be speaking to reporters about his experience. dominick. >> yeah, absolutely. 42-day deal finally all over. let's show you the scene at san francisco airport at the international terminal there. the plane has literally just landed. apparently taxiing to the gate. eight minutes sooner than planned. he will come out of arrival toll at some point. he's got to go through immigration and get his bags. it could be a few minutes before we see him. just before he took off from beijing, we saw him in good condition. he was smiling. and he looked
of a tense standoff came suddenly, the north korean government saying merrill newman, a korean war vet with a heart condition was released for humanitarian reasons. nbc's mike taibbi is in palo alto with more for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the north korean officers say they deported merrill newman, others say he was freed after a detention that never should have happened. bottom line, the 85-year-old the ex-marine for a trip that lasted much longer than it should have is home. it happened quickly without any prior announcement, the flight from pyongyang to beijing, and merrill newman finally able to speak freely. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. >> reporter: and then after a direct flight to san francisco, american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming and i'm tired, but ready to be with my family now and thank you all for the support we got, and very much appreciated. >> reporter: newman had visited north korea on an organized tour but was pulled off his homebound flight october 26th minutes before takeoff and held without explanation but the eld
news. merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man who was detained in north korea for six weeks, is right now on a plane headed to sfo. he will land in a couple of hours. we're live at sfo where a welcome home crowd continues to grow. >> reporter: that scheduled ?riet supposed to land at 8:58. we expect family to alive closer to that time. it's sure to be a warm welcome for the korean war veteran who has been away from his wife, family and friends for more than a month now. we have video of merrill newman in china last night on his way home. the ordeal started when merrill newman visited north korea in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china, he was detained on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press says merrill newman served in a it top secret military unit that trained south koreans to sneak into north korea during the war. during his time in custody in north korea, they released a video of the veteran apologizing for his actions. the north korean government does have a history of coercesing statements from detainees.
.s. veteran is home in america, reunite with his family. in a moment we'll hear from merrill newman about his tourist trip that ended in detention. >> it will be cold. temperatures across the nation will stay below average. right now it's minus 14. it feels like we are minus 45 degrees. we have bone-chilling conditions across the northern area of the country. going down to the northern plains, temperatures subzero. we are at 1 degree in minneapolis. not much of a warm up is expected. there's advisories particularly for the wind chills through the dakotas. with the cold air we are expecting to see snow before day's end. >> meanwhile, a veteran held by north korea for weeks has returned to his family in california. north korea detained 85-year-old merrill newman, while he was visiting places where he fought in the corey an war. >> when merrill newman made the trip to north korea, he would not know how difficult it would turn out. after weeks in detention, he's back in the u.s., looking healthy, wife by his side, with a simple message. >> good home coming. i'm tired, but i'm here with my family
. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in north korea. north korean officials say he was being held on charges of hostile acts against the regime stemming from his service in the korean war. he was finally reunited with his family in san francisco on saturday after the north koreans deported him. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> a spokane medical examiner is set to perform an autopsy monday to determine what caused the death of a teenager on a delta air lines flight on saturday. the flight from seattle to atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing in spokane shortly after takeoff. investigators says it appeared the 16-year-old died of natural causes. the teen was the son of a soldier based in washington. he and his family were flying to atlanta for the holidays. >>> thousands are expected to turn out today for a tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker. a memorial rally and car cruise is scheduled this afternoon in valencia, california in honor of the late
-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a prisoner in north korea. merrill newman arrived back on u.s. soil. while visiting there, he was held without explanation. he was accused of crimes dating back to his service in the korean war claiming that he trained south korean guerillas. a video of him making an apology was released, the government announced he was deporting him on humanitarian grounds zoifrjts a sinkhole swallows a car. now we know what caused the road to give way. >>> a crime spree in the district as investigators search for the person responsible. >>> and a delivery truck goes up in flames, torching tens of in flames, torching tens of thousyou won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ ♪ hey, that's the
, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him because of his age and also because of his ill health. he has a heart condition. they also said they were responding to his apology, his so-called apology. now, this was something that he did live on television a week or so ago. he wrote -- he read from a written confession. now, this appeared to be some
release an 85- year-old california man held in state custody the past five weeks. merrill newman was taken into custody while on a 10 day tour of the country. north korea said newman committed hostile acts during the korean war. days ago they released this video of him where it appeared he was reading from a prepared apology statement. north korea says it has now released newman as a humanitarian gesture. >>> police in mexico were questioning six men to see if they are the ones who stole a truck carrying radioactive cobalt 60. all six tested negative for radiation exposure. the cobalt 60 had been used in hospital equipment. a truck was hauling it to a waste center outside mexico city. police found the empty truck wednesday and soon after found the radioactive pellets in a field about 1/2 nile away. police do not think the thieves -- mile away. police do not think the thieves knew they were dealing with dangerous cargo. >>> the white house decided to grant legal protection to the big wind farms, the ones with the giant turbines. sometimes they accidentally kill or injure bald or golden eagl
for weeks confirmed what was reported weeks ago he was not in a jail while he was there. merrill newman said he was well fed, kept comfortable and in a hotel room. he also said the video apology that was released through north korean state media was not his english. newman was detained and accused of applying hostile acts against north korea. >>> we'll >>> 4:55. still light freezing rain in areas. watch out for that. it's going to get a lot better by mid-morning as we get above freezing. that's d.c. at 35. still pockets at 3 32. we'll all be above freezing. 39 for lunch. fewer showers, even a peek of sun this afternoon. our highs in the low 40s. that will be better. a few more hours of this icy junk that we've got to deal with. montgomery and loudoun and many areas you'll see school closings scrolling at the bottom of the screen through most of the newscast and also for the complete list. there's the moisture continuing to stream toward us. light pockets of freezing rain. still all these areas in pink. south and east they've canceled winter weather advisories for calvert and st. ma
. >>> merrill newman pulled off a plane before he was getting ready to land with his tour group. >> he landed in san francisco thrilled to be back on american soil. cnn's dan simon has the latest. >> good morning, delighted to be home. >> reporter: he spent six long weeks in captivity. it's not clear why the north korean government suddenly let him go, but the state's news agency said he was deported for health reasons and repentant. >> i understand in u.s. countries there's misleading propaganda. >> former intelligence officer and later silicon valley executive gave this statement for his alleged war crimes while in north korea 30 years ago. >> killed officers, delayed munition supply. >> some described it as highly scripted political fear. >> this is a pattern of the north koreans. they make some of these prisoners do confessions. they basically feel they have enormous leverage over you. you're in a north korean prison. you say that. >> following his release, newman first went to china, then flew home to san francisco. his son and wife by his side at the airport. >> it's been a great home c
ended ohio state's 24-game win streak. >>> and a smiling merrill newman is back home again in palo alto, california. the 85-year-old korean war veteran was freed by north korea after being detained there for more than a month. he arrived in san francisco saturday afternoon. the north koreans accused him of committing what they called hostile acts during the korean war. he was released after he made a public apology. >>> a memorial later today to honor actor paul walker at the site outside los angeles where the star of "the fast & furious" movies died in a violent car crash just over a week ago. thousands of people, fans and car enthusiasts are expected at the event. a group organizing the event says that one of the cars that walker drove in the films will be at the memorial. filming on the seventh installment of that series has been put on hold now. >>> and a charity race in the south pole with britain's prince harry is being scaled back due to harsh weather conditions. imagine that in the south pole. organizers now say they're suspending the competitive part of that trip. the trek itse
captive in north korea for over a month released. right now merrill newman is on a plane bound for san francisco and expected to arrive early this afternoon. he was deported after the communist state released a video of newman apologizing for crimes he committed during the korean war. arriving at the airport in beijing from pyongyang, newman was all smiles. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> i guess so. late last night newman's son jeff reacted to the news. >> this great moment for us as a family. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> vice president joe biden in south korea as part of his asian tour said he offered newman a flight home on air force 2 but said that newman declined. another american kenneth bae, still sits in a north korea jail after over a year in captivity. >>> caught in the act, new video this morning appearing to show two men
-armed nation. also worth remembering while merrill newman, an american korean war vet who was seized in north korea back in october was released this weekend and came home to california, kenneth bey, another american, is still being held. he is a christian missionary of course who has been held for more than one year now. any instability in north korea, of course, jon and jenna, makes it much harder for diplomats here to work to get kenneth bey home. jon: pretty string situation there. >> reporter: always is. jon: jonathan hunt. thank you. jenna: back at home, the disis grad former mayor of san diego is back in the spotlight. bob filner will be sentenced for sexually harassing women at campaign events or city hall. filner will probably not be serving prison time. because after plea deal he will get three months of home confinement, three years of probation and mandatory mental health treatment. 19 women accused him of inappropriate behavior during his time in office. jon: some silicon valley giants say the nsa went to far greater lengths to collect data on americans than they first thought. w
. 85-year-old merrill newman says he was held in a hotel room and not a jail cell. the dorian war veteran says he was well fed and comfortable. north korea released newman on friday citing his video apology, his age, and his health. newman was in north korea on a tourist visa. military police took him off a plane as he was about to leave pyongyang in october. he was accused of crimes from the korean war. and north korea confirming it removed the uncle of kim jong unfrun from the ruling party. accused of corruption, womanizing and abusing drugs and alcohol. south korean intelligence leaders say the north executed two of his aides just a few days ago. the once powerful uncle was considered a mentor to the north korean lead er. >>> leaders from all over the world are headed to south aftria to pay final respects to nelson mandela. they will be joined by former presidents carter, george w. bush, and bill clinton. the only other living u.s. president, george h.w. bush, has been in failing health and will not make that trip. and after the memorial mandela's body will lie in state for thr
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